Media Courtesy of Eonline.com
to TMZ, Modern Family
star Sarah Hyland has filed a temporary restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, Matt Prokop, who she dated for five years before their August split.
In documents obtained by TMZ, Hyland claims that Prokop choked her, pushed her, and threatened her life. Hyland's Modern Family
co-star Julie Bowen was also reported as a witness to the abuse.
According to the documents, Prokop allegedly pinned Hyland against a car during an argument about her wardrobe back in May, yelling, "c--t, c--t, c--t" and choking her.
"His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life," Hyland, 23, explains in the documents. She reportedly suffered injuries to her voice and had a "very sore throat following this event."
Hyland also says she asked her TV mom Bowen to come to her house to help "peacefully end the relationship." According to TMZ, she purchased a plane ticket to send Prokop back to his hometown in Texas, but when he arrived to Hyland's home and saw Bowen, among others, he freaked out and allegedly "ran outside into the backyard and began screaming." Hyland claims Prokop threw a lighter at her, which is when Bowen stepped in and told her to get out of the house.
The documents also detail other threats Prokop made against her, and her dog, saying he threatened to set one of her houses on fire. After the breakup, she claims that he, "relentlessly bombarded me with vile, threatening and emotionally disturbing texts and voice mails including his own suicide threats."
According to the actress, Prokop entered a rehab facility in August, but was released on Sept. 21. An L.A. judge has now granted Hyland a temporary restraining order against Prokop after the director of the rehab center contacted the judge and told her it would be in the best interest to do so because of Prokop's mental state and attitude toward Hyland. Prokop is now required to stay at least 100 yards away from Hyland and her dog at all times.
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